Many actors have expressed appreciation for the influential role that Mwatana has played in amplifying the voices of victims in Yemen.
On February 18, 2021, the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and the Quaker Society for Peace and Social Witness (QPSW) nominated Mwatana for Human Rights and the Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize.
More than 300 individuals and more than 50 distinct political, social, and religious groups in Germany initiated the Aachen Peace Prize. On 1st September 2022 Mwatana won the prize, along with the lawyer Holger Rothbauer, who is well-known for prosecuting cases against German arms deals in various parts of the world.
On September 1, 2016, Mwatana was nominated for the Tulip Prize for Human Rights along with ten other human rights organizations.
On October 7, 2020, the human rights organization Reaching All Women in War (RAW in WAR) awarded the 2020 Anna Politkovskaya Prize to Radhya Al-Mutawakel for founding Mwatana and courageously leading efforts in Yemen to investigate and document war crimes against civilians.
On April 17, 2019, Time magazine selected Radhya Al-Mutawakel as one of the 100 most influential persons in the world.
On October 16, 2019, BBC listed Mwatana’s Legal Support Unit director Samah Subai on its annual list of the 100 most inspiring and influential women in the world.
On January 14, 2019, Columbia Law School awarded Osamah Al-Fakih, Advocacy Director at that time (now Director of the training and development Unit), the Global Advocate Award. Al-Fakih’s research and advocacy work focused on defending human rights in the face of escalating violations by all parties to the current conflict in Yemen.
On August 2, 2018, the Baldwin Prize was awarded to Mwatana, and Human Rights First announced that it had awarded Mwatana the 2018 Roger N. Baldwin Medal of Liberty.
On September 21, around the Peace week, The panel of Juries for Paxforpeace’s Dove prize decided to award Mwatana with one of the five PAX Doves.The jury praises Mwatana’s methodical and multifaceted approach which brings about actual change in a conflict that gets little to no attention. The jury announced that Mwatana’s work deserves special recognition and therefore awarded Mwatana a PAX Dove.
On 21 September 2021, Mwatana received the first Geoffrey and Elisabeth Carnall Peace Award along with Saber Wasel and Shada
On September 15, 2018, Mwatana was awarded the 10th Hrant Dink International Award for its role in informing the world about the human rights situation in Yemen and the struggle against human rights violations.